Fark Yaratanlar
13. Sezon başvuruları başladı. Başvuru için Son gün 30 Kasım!
Başvurmak için tıklayınız.
Economic Development

Berrin Yıldız & Murat Sarıkaya

Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarıkaya Promote Cultural Tourism in Cappadocia

On 3 January 2010 Sabancı Foundation's "Turkey's Changemakers" program hosts Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarıkaya who contribute to the cultural and regional development of Cappadocia in Turkey through the ''Culture Museum''.

Berrin Yıldız moved from Ankara to Ortahisar village in Nevşehir's Cappadocia region where she, along with Murat Sarıkaya, decided to establish an ethnography museum that promotes local culture. In order to launch the "Culture Museum", they rented a house from the Municipality in 2002 and restored it with their own means. Although the region attracts many foreign and domestic tourists with its miraculous fairy chimneys, this museum was the first and still is the only private museum in Capadoccia.

The museum features examples and reenactments of Capadoccian and Anatolian traditions in order to inform visitors about the ancient lifestyle in Capadoccia and the Anatolian culture in general. Visitors of the museum have the opportunity to observe ancient Anatolian weaving, architectural and agricultural techniques, and visit a traditional Turkish bath, a bridal chamber, and a village square. Moreover, the museum also has a restaurant where visitors can taste delicious local dishes. While Ortahisar was the first village to invest in tourism in the history of Turkey, there has not been any tourist activity there in the last 20 years. However, the establishment of the Culture Museum inspired others to invest in the region. Thereby, touristic activities increased drastically and the entire region experienced economic development.

This project also received the "Best Social Entrepreneurship Award" by the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey in 2009.

For more information: www.culturemuseum.com/home.php?Lang=EN

 

Season 1 - Epsiode 15

Date: 3.1.2010

SIMILAR Changemakers All Changemakers

Economic Development
Nazmi Ilıcalı

'Organic Nazmi' Contributes to Economic Development in One of the Turkey's Poorest Regions

Economic Development
Mustafa Sarı

Mustafa Sarı became the protector of the endangered fish in the Lake Van

Economic Development
Berrin Yıldız & Murat Sarıkaya

Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarıkaya Promote Cultural Tourism in Cappadocia

Economic Development
Şengül Akçar

Şengül Akçar Developed the First Women's Micro-Credit Program in Turkey

Economic Development
Hüsamettin Koçan

Hüsamettin Koçan Created a Museum to Revitalize the Local Economy

Economic Development
Karabiga Women's Cooperative

Visionary Women of Karabiga

Sonuç bulunamadı, lütfen arama kriterlerinizi değiştirip tekrar deneyin.
Newsletter
Newsletter

You can receive inspiring news in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter